Dept. of Mental Health exhibit at Spoleto

Friday, June 6, 2014 9:43 a.m.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health's (SCDMH) Art of Recovery program is pleased to unveil more than 80 pieces of client art at the Upper Lance Hall of the Circular Congregation Church in Charleston, as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

Pre and probiotics and their role in digestive health

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 1:52 p.m.

Do you really know why yogurt is good for digestive health and what Activia boasts about in their commercials? Yogurt, all brands, contains probiotics, i.e. healthy bacteria for the gut. Research supports consuming probiotics to help maintain a healthy balance of organisms in the intestines.

Local woman leads the fight against Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10:54 a.m.

Donna Rosa’s father – “Daddy” as he is affectionately known to her – passed away almost five years ago from Alzheimer’s disease. Since his passing, Donna has made a commitment to helping find a cure for Alzheimer’s through engaging herself in the Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter. Every year, she is particularly involved with the Walk …

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, April 28, 2014 10:47 a.m.

Charleston-area dentist, Amanda Seay, DDS, AAACD, one of 359 AACD Accredited Dentists in the world and a Clinical Instructor at the Kois Center, wants Oral Cancer Awareness Month well recognized through education and health screenings with a goal of prevention through early detection.

Mount Pleasant couple prove age is just a number

Friday, April 25, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Shortly after Ron and Sharon Hoffman moved to the Charleston area last May from Indiana, the couple experienced a number of health challenges that …

The in's and out's of specialized diets

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:13 a.m.

There are many health benefits associated with vegetarianism, veganism, gluten free and pescetarian food choices. Research indicates that vegetarians …

EcoHealth - Organic 101 UPDATED

Monday, April 21, 2014 4:25 p.m.

Recent years have seen a significant rise in “organic” produce – defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as food that is grown and processed without using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. But is organic produce really a healthier choice? In fact, a meta-analysis of 240 reports comparing organically and conventionally grown …

Charleston legislator honored by health care coalition

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:31 p.m.

The Coalition for Access to Health Care (CAHC) has awarded Representative Jenny A. Horne the 2014 Gold Star Legislative Champion award, the …

Recovery Week at EcoHealth Spa UPDATED

Sunday, April 6, 2014 3:00 p.m.

EcoHealth Wellness Center and Detox Spa, the Lowcountry's new premier holistic wellness center, is now open at 1051 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Suite B, in Mount Pleasant just in time for April's 37th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run. To soothe the post-race injuries for runners and walkers of this wildly popular event, EcoHealth Wellness Center and Detox …

EcoHealth offers free package to bridge runners UPDATED

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 11:05 a.m.

Relieve muscle stress & relax with a complimentary BRIDGE RUN RECOVERY PACKAGE

CCSD launches healthy beverage campaign

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:12 p.m.

On March 14, the Charleston Tri-County branch of Eat Smart, Move More (ESMM) South Carolina will launch, “Let’s Go H20,” a campaign in partnership with Charleston County School District encouraging kids to drink more water. This pilot program in select CCSD elementary schools will encourage students to bring water to school, use the water …

Don't let your job be a pain Workplace safety addresses computer vision syndrome UPDATED

Friday, March 21, 2014 8:50 a.m.

Approximately 100 million American workers are affected by computer eyestrain, a symptom of computer vision syndrome (CVS), according to Dr. Brad Bodkin.

American Heart Association encourages healthier homes this Nutrition Month UPDATED

Friday, March 21, 2014 8:48 a.m.

Meals away from home account for at least half of the money Americans spend on food. But saving money – while eating healthier – is easier than you might think.

Trident doctors first in state to use blood clot removal system UPDATED

Thursday, March 13, 2014 8:15 a.m.

On Wednesday, February 19, Trident Medical Center became the first hospital in South Carolina to perform a endovascular large burden blood clot removal. Juanita Jackson, 56, became the first patient in South Carolina to have this procedure.

Vaccines and vision tests: Why we can’t ignore preventative care UPDATED

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 11:24 a.m.

Award-winning pediatrician advocates for well child care in new book

Free health event March 15 UPDATED

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:05 a.m.

East Cooper Medical Center (ECMC) is hosting a free health event on Saturday, March 15. Their “Shoot for Good Health” event will offer free health screenings and physician consultations such as cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure and fitness assessments. Take this opportunity to know your health stats and learn how to improve your …

Free health event hosted by ECMC on March 15 UPDATED

Saturday, March 8, 2014 10:00 a.m.

East Cooper Medical Center (ECMC) is hosting a free health event on Saturday, March 15. Our “Shoot for Good Health” event will offer free health screenings and physician consultations such as cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure and fitness assessments. Take this opportunity to know your health stats and learn how to improve your …

City hosts experts in reproductive health UPDATED

Thursday, March 6, 2014 8:31 a.m.

One of the only medical conferences in North America focusing on the technology of egg donation, the 16th Annual Donor Egg and Third Party Reproduction Conference in Assisted Reproductive Technology is being hosted by Mount Pleasant's Coastal Fertility Specialists, March 6-9, at Charleston Place Hotel.

Eat these five foods for your heart health!

Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:07 p.m.

Most of us have heard the statistics that heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans. Unfortunately, for some, this may fall on deaf ears as good health is often taken for granted until it is threatened. Heart disease is a chronic disease that develops over the years, meaning living a healthy lifestyle is significant. So while you …

Charleston-based Fertility Center receives National Award for Excellence

Sunday, January 19, 2014 12:05 p.m.

Coastal Fertility Specialists, one of the most successful fertility clinics in the Southeast, recently received national recognition for having the highest level of Patient Satisfaction in a network of the nation’s top fertility centers.

Trident Health selected for American College of Cardiology Patient Navigator Program

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 2:02 p.m.

The Heart Center at Trident Health has been selected as one of 10 hospitals in the country to participate in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) …

More for a Healthy 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 11:38 a.m.

As we step into the New Year take a moment to think about what you want to achieve and experience in the upcoming year and determine how you are going to get there. Write it down. Now keep in mind staying healthy is a crucial part to achieving these goals; health in all facets-emotionally, socially and physically. When one is off the body senses …

Roper St. Francis Foundation Receives Donation from Mt. Pleasant Manor UPDATED

Sunday, January 5, 2014 8:14 a.m.

Roper St. Francis (RSF) Foundation received a donation from Mt. Pleasant Manor in honor of Dr. John von Lehe, who lost his battle with colon cancer …

MUSC participating in trial to treat hypertension

Sunday, December 22, 2013 11:26 a.m.

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is the only medical center in South Carolina and the first site in the country to randomize a patient …

Worried about holiday weight gain? Follow these tips to avoid it

Thursday, November 21, 2013 1:46 p.m.

The holiday season is officially in full swing. With this time of year comes an array of parties to attend and traditions to unlock that we look forward to all year round. Many of these events and traditions involve rich, decadent food - your aunt’s famous pumpkin roll, egg nog by the fire or cookie exchanges with friends and coworkers. …

Girl Scouts surprise new moms at East Cooper Medical Center

Thursday, November 14, 2013 7:40 a.m.

Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, was born on Oct. 31, 1860, in Savannah, Ga. Every year Girl Scouts around the country pick a …

October is national dental hygiene month

Friday, October 25, 2013 8:43 a.m.

Charleston­‐area dentist and National Spokesperson for Wrigley’s Orbit For Kids Sugarfree Gum, AmandaSeay, DDS, hopes to increase …

Seminar offers help for newly divorce during holidays

Thursday, October 24, 2013 11:06 a.m.

During the holiday season, you look around and see families happily shopping for gifts, couples holding hands through the mall and people humming along to holiday songs.

East Cooper Medical offers free health screenings Oct. 29

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:23 p.m.

East Cooper Medical Center is hosting a free health event on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The Harvest Your Health event will offer free health screenings and physician consultations such as cholesterol, osteoporosis, blood pressure, skin cancer, sleep assessment, vision and foot screenings. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gather the information …

VA reaches out to veterans about the health care law

Friday, October 11, 2013 9:31 a.m.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched an awareness campaign and a new website,, to let veterans know what the Affordable Care Act means for them and their families. Veterans receiving health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs will see no change in their benefits or out-of-pocket costs when portions of the …

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